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  1. 1. Mandated Activities Projects (MAPs) 2009 Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services
  2. 2. State Board of Education Kathleen N. Straus, President John C. Austin, Vice President Carolyn L. Curtin, Secretary Marianne Yared McGuire, Treasurer Nancy Danhof, NASBE Delegate Elizabeth W. Bauer Reginald M. Turner Casandra E. Ulbrich Ex-Officio Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor Michael P. Flanagan, Superintendent of Public Instruction
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Number I. Michigan’s Integrated Improvement Initiatives (MI3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 II. Center for Educational Networking (CEN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 III. Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education (CAUSE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 IV. Continuous Improvement & Monitoring System (CIMS-2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 V. Michigan Alliance for Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 VI. Michigan Department of Education Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) . . . . 5 VII. Michigan Mathematics Program Improvement (MMPI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 VIII. Michigan Special Education Mediation Program (MSEMP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 IX. Michigan Transition Outcomes Project (MI-TOP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 X. Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi) . . . 6 XI. Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports (MITS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 XII. Project Find Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 XIII. Reaching and Teaching Struggling Learners Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 XIV. STatewide Autism Resources & Training (START) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2
  4. 4. Michigan’s Integrated Improvement Initiatives (MI3) Contact information Description 6412 Centurion Dr., Ste. 130 Michigan’s Integrated Improvement Initiatives (MI3) offers a framework for Lansing, MI 48917 outlining implementation research about systems and system design and Phone: (517) 908-3900 or defining improved ways for Michigan’s Mandated Activities Projects (MAPs) (888) 463-7656 to work together effectively. The common goal of the MI3 and the MAPs it Fax: (517) 908-0703 supports is to assist the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Email: Education and Early Intervention Services (MDE, OSE-EIS) with the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in Michigan. The intent is to think of MI3 as an infrastructure support acting as the “glue” that “binds” the work of the OSE-EIS and the MAPs together. MI3 staff use collaborative learning opportunities related to shared MAP project functions to carry out their common goal. The MI3 infrastructure supports OSE-EIS by creating efficiencies and supporting the implementation of evidenced-based practices (EBPs) with fidelity. Center for Educational Networking (CEN) Contact information Description 6412 Centurion Dr., Ste. 130 The Center for Educational Networking (CEN) serves as a statewide Lansing, MI 48917 education information network, providing products and services to assist Phone: (517) 908-3900 or stakeholders with the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities (888) 463-7656 Education Act (IDEA) and to improve outcomes for students in Michigan. Fax: (517) 908-0703 CEN supports the communication and marketing needs of the Michigan Email: Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services (MDE, OSE-EIS), Michigan’s Integrated Improvement Initiatives (MI3), and Mandated Activities Projects (MAPs) by providing writing, editing, design, publication, dissemination, and technology support. The CEN Web site features current education related news; online publication access, an events calendar, a glossary, and online events registration. The Web site is also a portal for access to other MAPs, key state projects, and initiatives. 3 MI3 / CEN
  5. 5. Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education (CAUSE) Contact information Description 5668 N. Okemos Rd. Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education (CAUSE) is a nonprofit East Lansing, MI 48823 coalition that provides services to parents of children with disabilities and Phone: (517) 886-9167 the professionals who work with them. CAUSE provides free information, Fax: (517) 886-9366 referrals, support, and advocacy services throughout Michigan. CAUSE also Email: offers workshops in the lower peninsula. CAUSE provides targeted trainings on topics specified by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services (MDE, OSE-EIS) at the request of Michigan Alliance for Families and other parent/professional groups. CAUSE provides parents with direct advocacy. CAUSE encourages parent participation in the State Performance Plan (SPP) parent survey, works with Michigan Alliance for Families and OSE-EIS to improve parent involvement, and works with Michigan Alliance for Families and other CAUSE outlets to disseminate information and create parent networks. CAUSE also makes use of more than one hundred mediators and facilitators. Continuous Improvement & Monitoring System (CIMS-2) Contact information Description Michigan Department of The Continuous Improvement and Monitoring System (CIMS-2) is a set of Education, Office of Special processes and electronic tools that help locals review and analyze their Education and Early data to address areas of noncompliance or low performance. It is fully Intervention Services aligned with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 and 608 W. Allegan its ensuing regulations. Required activities are based on State Performance P.O. Box 30008 Plan (SPP) indicators and other Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Lansing, MI 48909 priorities and are designed to ensure compliance with federal law as well as Phone: (517) 373-0923 the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE). Fax: (517) 373-7504 All Part B local educational agencies (LEAs)—including public school academies (PSAs) and state schools as well as service areas from Michigan’s Early On®—are provided an electronic workbook three times a year. The CIMS-2 assists the MDE, intermediate school districts (ISDs), and locals to keep track of required tasks and activities through the use of Review and Analysis Process (RAP) teams. The CIMS-2 helps put special education and early intervention monitoring activities into context, defines a schedule, establishes a system of correction and improvement, and provides a link to school improvement efforts and Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) activities. 4 CAUSE / CIMS
  6. 6. Michigan Alliance for Families Michigan Alliance for Families information, support, and education Contact information Description The Arc Michigan Michigan Alliance for Families is a statewide information and referral 1325 S. Washington Ave. resource. Michigan Alliance is located in eight focused regions in the state, Lansing, MI 48910 with the goal to eventually cover the entire state. Those seeking supports Phone: (800) 552-4821 outside of a Michigan Alliance region will be referred to the statewide www.michiganalliancefor information and refferals office located at the Washtenaw County intermediate school district in Ann Arbor. All information and supports are free to anyone who requests them. Michigan Department of Education Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) Contact information Description 1505 W. Court St., Ste. 227 The Michigan Department of Education Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) Flint, MI 48503 provides supports and services to families, schools, and districts providing Phone: (810) 760-2206 or services to students with visual and/or hearing impairments. The (888) 760-2206 (Voice & TTY); overarching goal is to provide technical assistance and resources to enable Fax: (810) 760-6949 local service providers to serve and improve the quality of education for Email: students who have a visual and/or hearing impairment, including those with multiple impairments. Michigan Mathematics Program Improvement (MMPI) Contact information Description Central Michigan University The Michigan Mathematics Program Improvement (MMPI) project provides a 365 Education & Human professional development program that brings together the state grade level Services Building content expectations (GLCEs), Michigan Educational Assessment Program Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 (MEAP) item analysis data, and selected MEAP release items around Phone: (989) 774-3507 instructional topics. The project has developed a variety of materials to Fax: (989) 774-2305 assist districts in their program improvement efforts. The project currently supports a six-day number strand workshop and a three-day workshop for each of the algebra and geometry strands. The sessions are hosted by intermediate school districts (ISDs) or mathematics and science centers. Local district teams are comprised of general education and special education teachers. 5 Michigan Alliance for Families / MDE-LIO / MMPI
  7. 7. Michigan Special Education Mediation Program (MSEMP) Program Contact information Description 229 N. Pine St. The Michigan Special Education Mediation Program (MSEMP) provides Lansing, MI 48933 mediation services to any school or parent who makes a request. There Phone: (517) 485-2274 or are 20 dispute resolution centers across the state that provide support to (800) 8RESOLVE local districts. Use of the program is voluntary, however, both the school [(800) 873-7658] and the parents must agree to receive MSEMP mediation services. Fax: (517) 485-1183 Email: Michigan Transition Outcomes Project (MI-TOP) Contact information Description 6412 Centurion Dr., Ste. 130 The Michigan Transition Outcomes Project (MI-TOP)—part of Michigan Lansing, MI 48917 Secondary Redesign and Transition—facilitates the development of Phone: (517) 908-3939 effective systems that support students to achieve postsecondary Fax: (517) 908-0703 outcomes, contain measurable student focused planning, student development activities, and continuous family and community involvement. The project supports the implementation of effective transition practices to ensure all students are prepared for postsecondary education, employment, and independent living. Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi), Contact information Description Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi) provides supports to schools implementing school-wide behavior and reading programs. Districts wanting to receive MiBLSi supports must go though an application process. There is a limit to the number of applicants that get approved for a MiBLSi grant. 6 MSEMP / MI-TOP / MiBLSi
  8. 8. Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports (MITS) Contact information Description 6500 Centurion Dr., Ste. 220 Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports (MITS) provides information, Lansing, MI 48917 professional development, and technical assistance regarding assistive Phone: (517) 908-3930 or technology (AT), universal design for learning (UDL), and accessible (517) 853-1904 (TTY) instructional materials (AIM). MITS offers an extensive lending library of Fax: (517) 908-0709 AT equipment and tools that support the framework of UDL to Michigan’s PK-12 public schools. The resources are intended to provide students with eight-week trial periods in their natural environments. The service is free with the exception of shipping costs when returning the devices. MITS also offers a series of professional development workshops on UDL and AIM designed to improve student outcomes. MITS recently launched a new Web site that offers greatly enhanced Web-based resources, including an extensive suite of training materials. MITS has been working extensively with the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), the developers of the UDL framework, and Central Michigan University to design a system that will promote implementation and scale up that is aligned with the research from the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). MITS established pilots with a small cohort of teachers in the exploration, application, and implementation of the UDL principles into classroom practice that will guide future pilots. Project Find Michigan Contact information Description 13109 Schavey Rd., Ste. 4 Project Find is responsible for outreach activities to locate, identify, and DeWitt, MI 48820 evaluate individuals, from age 3 through 25, who may be eligible for Phone: (517) 668-0185 or special education in Michigan. For children and youth in Michigan, special (800) 252-0052 education provides support and resources so that students may better Fax: (517) 668-0446 participate and learn in classroom settings. To reach eligible children, and fulfill regulatory requirements, Project Find Michigan targets specific audiences, including the homeless, migrants, wards of the court, those advancing from grade to grade who may have a suspected disability, high school drop outs, Native Americans, as well as primary referral sources. 7 MITS / Project Find Michigan
  9. 9. Reaching and Teaching Struggling Learners Initiative Contact information Description 6412 Centurion Dr., Ste. 130 Reaching and Teaching Struggling Learners Initiative supports educators in Lansing, MI 48917 their practices to work with struggling learners in secondary schools. Each Phone: (517) 908-3939 school has a team consisting of principals, parents, counselors, general Fax: (517) 908-0703 educators, special educators, and career and technical educators. Each team in the cohort selects 15-20 students from its school who may be at risk for academic failure and dropout. The teams study their group of struggling learners and conduct a collaborative data inquiry to explore whether their system meets the needs of these struggling learners. The Reaching and Teaching initiative provides support for the cohort over a three-year period to strengthen their collaboration with their colleagues, to increase the trust between themselves and their struggling learners, and to foster a culture of high expectation for all students at the school. Those wanting to receive supports must go through an application process. The initiative is available to all secondary schools in Michigan. STatewide Autism Resources & Training (START) Contact information Description Grand Valley State University, The STatewide Autism Resources and Training (START) project provides Richard M. DeVos Center training and technical assistance to school-based teams educating students 401 W. Fulton St. with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with a focus on evidence-based Grand Rapids, MI 49504 practices including positive behavior supports, differentiated instruction, Phone: (616) 331-6480 teaming and collaboration, effective problem solving, and peer supports. Fax: (616) 331-6486 Regional Collaborative Networks (RCN) are established in every region of the state to promote collaboration and sharing among school systems and stakeholders. Parents are supported to be active members of school teams and RCN. 8 Reaching and Teaching / START